However the fact that Nigerians are presently fazed with the ‘Stay at home’ pang, there is yet e-learning to do.
E-learning is an online learning system through which internet users access for learning and training with provisioned digital resources.
E-learning allows for Distance education, a kind of education used by colleges and higher institutes of learning such as universities and polytechnics. Through distance education, students not present at school can still receive education.
Few schools in the current pandemic situation have resorted to distance learning. This is because, although it is relatively cost effective, most schools being average aren’t able to implement it. Distance learning does not incorporate the factors of classroom-based learning such as transport costs, learning resources, and special equipment. It however bears on data enabled smartphones and laptops along with consistent power supply, which is hard to come by for Nigerian students especially does whose parents aren’t rich.
As distance learning might not so be feasible, E-learning websites would allow students to learn school work irrespective of whether school opens or not.
E-learning Websites For Nigerians
Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online (ALISON) is a free online learning platform. It boasts of over 1000 courses with millions of registered learners around the globe.
Courses on Alison are Free. After completing a course, a small price is paid for certification which can be used for employment purposes.
Coursera is an online educational platform that offers massive open online courses (MOOC). The education platform works with universities to provide online courses and degrees.
Coursera courses are free to audit (enroll without credit), but to earn a certificate or graded assignments, you will have to pay.
If you are in for computer science, engineering and everything technology, then Udacity should be your first stop. The educational organisation has over 200 free courses for you to learn.
Other Online Learning Platforms
There are other e-learning platforms left out due to accessibility and amount of data it would cost Nigerians.
edX provides massive open online courses. It hosts online university-level courses. You can also earn a verified certificate from top universities.
Linkedin learning offers video courses expertly taught by professionals in software, creative, and business skills. Although, learning is achieved primarily through videos, it is worth it, going by the quality that can be derived from the experts.
Skillshare provides online learning through educational videos. It also has an app that enables you to take classes on the go.